Book Burning, Past and Present. By: Emilie, Crystal, Sara, Ellie. .
Book Burning, Past and Present.
By: Emilie, Crystal, Sara, Ellie.
The library of Alexandria was the hub of all knowledge. It contained literature from all over the world like; Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Persian, and many more. By “accident” Julius Caesar burnt down the library because of what it held.
In 213 B.C, all the Confucian books were burned save one copy of each.
Books became the biggest threat and they were burnt because of the fear they produced.
Confucianism became a victim of Li Si’s burning of books.
Chinese book burning.
In the city of Leicester England Jacob Bothumley wrote a book called “ The light and dark side of God”. Because of what he wrote he had his tongue branded with a red hot cross, and have his book publicly burnt before his face in the palace yard in Westminster. He was later put on trail and was found guilty of being a wizard so was burnt at the stake.